Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dreadful Hours [al-saat al-rahiba] (1970) - (Nabila Ebeid)

Dreadful Hours (1970) - (Nabila Ebeid) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Abdel Rahman to promote the 1970 Abdel Hamid Al-Shazly 90-minute black-and-white film Dreadful Hours [al-saat al-rahiba] starring Nabila Ebeid based on a story by Nabil Nawar and screenplay and dialogue by Yayha Tadros with cinematography by Gamal El-Tabei. The film was produced and distributed by Gamal El-Tabei Films. Plot smmmary: Ramzy was a young man who worked at his corporate job seriously and with discipline. He lived in a humble apartment with his sister Sanaa, a good and simple girl. Shawkat Bey tried to push Ramzy into a projects office to facilitate his embezzlement activity. He issued an order appointing Ramzy director of an office so he could collaborate with him. He also introduced him to an abnormal girl so she could catch him in her traps. Ramzy proposed to her and discovered the extent of her demands and dreams about such things as villas and automobiles. She tried to push him into accepting bribes and Shawkat Bey tried to get rid of him by catching him on an accusation of accepting a bribe so he could have him thrown into prison. Ramzy endured the prison sentence; when he was released he found his sister had committed suicide after one of his friends had assaulted her. Then he sought revenge against the manager who had gotten him thrown in prison and the friend who had killed his sister.

Cast and crew: Nabila Ebeid, Ahmed Ramzy, Youssef Chaban, Shams El-Barudy, Nawal Abul Foutouh, Abdel Khalek Saleh, Abdel Hamid Al-Shazly, Gamal El-Tabei, Haleh Al-Shawareby, Mahmoud Sobhy, Rafat El-Tabei, Salah Dessouky, Amin Antar

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